Danielle Cote

Danielle Cote

Jurist Dean's Professor Danielle Cote to Receive Early Career Faculty Fellow Award from TMS

January 30, 2023

Danielle Cote, assistant professor and Harold L. Jurist ’61 and Heather E. Jurist Dean’s Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named co-recipient of the 2023 Early Career Faculty Fellow Award by The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), a professional society. 

The award honors assistant professors for their achievements, their contributions to their academic institutions, and their abilities to advance the technological profile of TMS, an organization that connects materials scientists and engineers around the world. 

Cote will be honored during the TMS annual meeting in March in San Diego. As part of the award, she will present a lecture, “The Role of Early Career Professionals in Increasing Diversity in the STEM Professions.” She also plans to speak on “The Early Days of Faculty Life: Balancing the Tripod” during a TMS “Path to Academia” session. 

“I’m excited to be considered a future leader of the society,” Cote says. “I look forward to continuing my involvement at the national level and hope to leverage my position to increase diversity and inclusivity across the field.” 

A member of the faculty since 2016, Cote has been awarded more than $25 million for her research and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Her research focuses on the development of materials for high deposition rate metal additive manufacturing techniques, such as cold spray and wire arc additive manufacturing. She incorporates her research into her teaching, which this year consists of the undergraduate course “Introduction to Materials Science” and the graduate course “Phase Transformations in Materials.” 

Cote is a recipient of numerous awards for research and teaching, including several early career research awards, highlighted by a NASA Early Career Faculty Award. She serves on a number of WPI committees, several TMS committees, and committees for ASM, another large materials science professional organization. She has served as an instructor for WPI Frontiers, a summer pre-college program, and hosted high school interns in her laboratory, in addition to other community outreach efforts. 

Cote received her BS from the University of New Hampshire in chemical engineering and her MS and PhD from WPI in materials science and engineering.